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Builder Products Notes
H
Bfth William Balmforth / Balmforth Bros Rail
Crane

The Balmforth family were partners with the Smiths and Booths that went on to form the famous Rodley crane makers. After these partnerships broke up William Balmforth formed the Peel Ings Foundry. The works produced steam cranes, though not to the extent their former partners enjoyed. A small number of locos were also produce before the firm crashed in 1916 
Works History

CH Campbell Hunter Ltd, Hunslet Machine Tools

Tool maker 
Works History

FH Frederick Haithwaite & Co Machine Tools

Made some tools 
Works History

HC Hudswell Clarke Rail

For over 00 years Hudswell Clarke's Railway Foundry supplied large numbers of industrial locomotives for use all over the world 
Works History

HD Hathorn Davey Other Items

This firm built large numbers of stationary engines primarily for pumping purposes in the former Sun Foundry on Dewsbury Road Leeds. They became part of Sulzer Pumps and moved to Manor Mill Lane. 
Works History

HE Hunslet Engine Co Rail
Road
Other Items

One of the best known of the Leeds firms having produced many notable designs such as the Austerity 0-6-0STs and the Quarry Hunslets, this company's varied products were supplied all over the world. Parts were also supplied to other builders including gear boxes to BR Swindon for the class 14 0-6-0DH locos. Babcock and Wilcox built a few Hunslet locomotives in Spain under licence. 
Works History

HUD Robert Hudson Rail
Road
Other Items

Most of Hudsons locomotive orders were subcontracted to Hunslet, Hudswell or outside Leeds though they produced some locomotives in house in their Gildersome Foundry. The bulk of their manufacturing business was supplying light railway equipment, track, wagons, etc.

Some items were bought second hand (quite a lot after the first war), sold onto new homes or hired out and these were not necessarily built in Leeds. 
Works History

JHM J and H Mclaren Rail
Road
Other Items

Primarily a manufacturer of traction engines, stationary engines and diesel engines this firm also made two or three locomotives based on their traction engine designs. 
Works History

KH Kitson Hewitson Rail

Thompson retired in 1858 from KTH, once again there was a change of name, the company becoming Kitson and Hewitson 
Works History

KTH Kitson Thompson Hewitson Rail
Road

This was the name under which the Airedale Foundry operated for around 20 years before the name Kitson & Co was adopted. The two oldest working steam locomotives in the world, India's Express and Fairy Queen were produced in this period 
Works History

SH Shepherd Hill & Co Machine Tools

Made a few tools 
Works History

Whit Whitaker Bros Crane

One of the smaller makers of cranes in the city of Leeds situated in the Horsforth subburb. 
Works History

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